Ivabrad 5mg Tab is a medication used for the symptomatic management of heart-related chest pain and chronic heart failure not fully managed by beta blockers. However, the uses mentioned here may not be exhaustive. There may be other reasons or situations in which this medicine might be used.
The active ingredient of Ivabrad 5mg Tab is Ivabradine 5 MG.
Ivabrad 5mg Tab makes the heart work more efficiently by helping lower the heart rate. This tab relieves chest pain and therefore decreases the risk of hospitalization in heart failure patients.
Patients with the following conditions are suggested to seek advice from their health care professionals before taking this medicine
Ivabrad 5mg Tab is generally well tolerated when taken in the prescribed dosage guidelines. Most side-effects are usually mild and resolve on their own. However, if they seem to persist for a longer duration of time, please consult your doctor. The following side effects may or may not occur during the usage of this medicine. Some common side-effects are as follows:
Ivabrad 5mg Tab can be taken with food. The dose and duration should be followed as prescribed by your doctor. It is best to take this medicine at a fixed time. It is important that this medicine should not be taken more than the recommended dose.
Swallow the tablet whole with water, immediately after opening the tablet from the strip. Do not try to break/crush/chew the tablet.
Avoid missing or forgetting a dose. If you do, take it as soon as you remember; but if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take it at the next scheduled time. Do not take two doses of this medicine at the same time as it can be dangerous to your health.
Since the treatment for angina or heart failure is usually life-long, you should not stop using it without talking to your doctor. If you take too much in one go, your heart could slow down too much and make you feel
Signs and symptoms MAY BE NOTED in case of an overdosage. If you notice any unusual or abnormal reactions in your body after taking the Ivabrad 5mg Tab contact your doctor immediately. It is best to avoid taking more than the prescribed dosage of this medicine. Depending on the dosage, symptoms may vary from individual to individual. It is possible you may experience the following signs or symptoms:
It is best to take Ivabrad 5mg Tab only on the advice of a medical practitioner. Adjustment of dosage or avoidance of the medication may be required in the following conditions:
safe to use in case of any kidney ailment/disorder? Ivabrad 5mg Tab may make it hard for your kidneys to perform essential tasks like getting rid of waste from the body, keeping your blood pressure steady, making red blood cells. Also, if your kidneys are already damaged, be sure to tell your doctor.
safe to use in case of any liver ailment/disorder? Ivabrad 5mg Tab may be unsafe to use by patients with liver ailments. This medicine may harm the liver and people with liver disease may be at increased risk of developing severe complications. Tell your doctor in order to make sure the medicine is helping you and not causing any harm.
safe to use in pregnant women? Ivabrad 5mg Tab may be unsafe for pregnant women. Although only limited studies have been carried out in humans, studies done on animals have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. This medicine is a powerful medicine and therefore, it should be taken by pregnant women only when recommended by the physician. The doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing this medicine.
safe to use in breastfeeding women? Since there is limited information available on the use of Ivabrad 5mg Tab in patients who are breast feeding, it is advisable to consult your doctor and let him/her decide whether this medicine may be used or not.
is it okay to consume alcohol during the use of this medicine? Mixing alcohol and medications may increase the risk of adverse reactions or complications, decrease the effectiveness of medications or even render them useless. Interactions of alcohol with drugs may make them harmful or even toxic to the body. Consumption of alcohol is usually not advisable. Whether the medication interacts with alcohol is not known. Please consult your doctor.
does this medicine make you dizzy/ interfere with your sleep? Most people do not realize that many prescription and over-the-counter medicines can cause drowsiness and impair the ability to drive, thus making driving dangerous for themselves and others. If you notice any abnormal changes after ingesting Ivabrad 5mg Tab, it is better to avoid driving. Please consult your doctor.
Interactions between food and drugs may inadvertently reduce or increase the effect of the drug. Some commonly used herbs, fruits or other ingredients may cause failure of the therapy or even cause serious alterations of the patients health. this medicine can be taken with food or without it but it is not known whether there are any interactions with food. Please consult your doctor.
Drug interactions may be dangerous as they could change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. Be sure to keep a list of all the medicines you use for other illnesses including prescription medicines and herbal products in order to share it with your doctor. Ivabrad 5mg Tab interacts with certain other medicines used to treat high blood pressure, HIV and fungal infections,. Do not start Ivabrad 5mg Tab on your own. Please consult your doctor.
Category D: There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
This medication is a cardiotonic agent, prescribed for angina pectoris.
It helps to lower the heart rate.
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with food. Adult: PO- Initial: The recommended dose is 5 mg twice daily. Increase if necessary to 7.5 mg twice daily after 3-4 weeks. It may be reduced upto 2.5-5 mg twice daily if needed.
Luminous phenomena (phosphena), blurred vision, bradycardia, 1st degree AV-block, ventricular extrasystole, supraventricular extrasystoles, palpitations, headache, dizziness, nausea, constipation, diarrhoea, vertigo, dyspnoea, muscle cramps, hyperuricaemia, eosinophilia, elevated blood-creatinine.
Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it. If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses. Do not change the dose or stop this drug. Talk with the doctor.
Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs. Make sure to tell about the allergy and what signs you had. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away. Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Sometimes drugs are not safe when you take them with certain other drugs and food. - Taking them together can cause bad side effects. - Be sure to talk to your doctor about all the drugs you take.
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children. - Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
Category D : There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
The tablet is a novel medication used for the symptomatic treatment of chronic stable angina pectoris (a condition where heart does not pump the blood adequately), characterised by symptoms such as chest pain, dizziness, inability to exercise. It is also used in the treatment of congestive heart failure, a chronic condition where heart does not pump blood adequately, which is characterised by symptoms like tiredness, difficulty in breathing, leg swelling. The table can reduce the frequency of angina attacks and help increase your ability to exercise and go about your daily life more efficiently.
The medicine is well tolerated when taken in prescribed dosage guidelines. Most common side effects include blurred vision, dizziness, headache, fainting, pounding in the ears, unusual tiredness, shortness of breath, slow heart rate, diarrhoea, abdominal pain, luminous phenomena (enhanced brightness). Its use may also lead to uncommon side effects such as skin rash, high blood pressure, itching, chest pain or discomfort.
The tablet should be taken with food.
If you ever had impaired kidney function, sever liver impairment or heart disease, let your doctor know before taking this medicine. Inform your doctor about all the medicines you take to ensure that you are healthy. This medicine is contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients used in the tablet, cardiogenic shock, acute myocardial infarction, severe hepatic insufficiency, heart block, severe hypotension (<90/50mm Hg), unstable heart failure, pacemaker dependant. Caution is advised among patients with low blood pressure, stroke, severe renal impairment, abnormal heart rhythm, children, pregnancy and lactation.
This medicine may decrease alertness, cause impaired judgement, affect your vision and make you feel dizzy, light headedness. It causes transient luminous phenomena (enhanced brightness). Do not drive, operate heavy machinery or involve in any works which may demand your attention or physical strength.
The tablet is usually well tolerated when taken in the recommended dosage guidelines. Overdose of this medicine leads to sinus bradycardia, dizziness, high blood pressure, trouble breathing, irregular heartbeat.
The tablet should be used with caution during pregnancy. Despite the fact that there are limited studies in human beings, animal studies have shown adverse effects on the developing baby. However, in some life-threatening situations, doctors may rarely prescribe if the benefits are more than the potential risks. It is recommended that you consult your doctor before consuming this medicine.
No, do not take the tablet without doctor’s prescription.
Interaction of alcohol with this medicine is unknown. Any symptoms of abnormal reactions after taking the medicine should be reported to your doctor immediately.
Store the medicine at room temperature (20-30 degree Celsius) in a cool and dry place. Keep the tablet according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Store the medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed.
This tablet is designed to be swallowed with water. If you take them in a way they weren’t intended to be used, you could experience an overdose if the active constituent enters the blood stream too quickly. Alternatively, if it enters your body too slowly, it may never achieve a high enough concentration to be completely functional.
This tablet is not recommended for children below 18 years of age since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established.
The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action in the body is clinically not determined.
The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is for about 12 hours.
Medicines should always be taken under medical supervision. Take the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor: for dosage and duration. Most recommended dose is one tablet per day.
The number of days that any medicine must be taken varies from patient to patient; and case to case. So always stick to your doctor’s suggestion about how many days to take this medicine.
Use the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor for the dosage and duration.
Note: All of the above information is for reference purpose only. It is always recommended that you consult a medical professional.
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